Dr. Jake McNeill has been with the School of Communication & Media since 2005. His on-air radio career has seen everything from giving away cars in Missouri, covering award shows in Los Angeles, and hosting a syndicated countdown show. McNeill also worked in one of the BBC's smallest radio studios, located in Canterbury, Kent. His professional achievements include the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Silver Dome Award for his on-air and production work.
Dr. McNeill teaches a wide variety of Journalism and Media Studies courses including Concepts in New Media (JOUR 3310), Advanced Audio Production (JOUR 4445) and Media & Entertainment Studies Capstone (MENT 4485). He has also served as Visiting Professor of Journalism and Communication at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China, where he taught Introduction to Western Mass Media and co-produced the documentary film The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance.
McNeill has produced award-winning documentaries for the State of Georgia and American Bar Association, the latter film winning the Meritorious Service Award from the ABA for its theme of mediation in criminal matters. He has also worked with the Commission on Civil Justice on a documentary focused on civil legal needs for the citizens of Georgia. The film, featuring ordinary citizens telling their stories, has been shown at various state-sponsored events, including the Supreme Court chambers in Atlanta.
He is the author of Digital Symbiosis: New Media in Transition(2010, National Social Science Press) and Concepts of New Media(2013, Pearson Publishing) and a proud member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
McNeill, S. J., Ryan, E. L., Mobile Learning 2016, IADIS, "Beyond the Course Management System," Conference, International, published in proceedings, Accepted. (2016).
McNeill, S. J. (2016). Paradigm Shift: The Impact of Form and Content on a Visual Generation. Phi Kappa Phi Forum.
McNeill, S. J. (2015). New, a Reflection of Old: The Paradox of Media Innovation. Phi Kappa Phi Forum.
McNeill, S. J., Hutchins, A. L. (2015). The Anatomy of Information. Phi Kappa Phi Forum.